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Won’t You Please Help, You [Bleeping] #*@%s?

Join Sean Penn, you [bleep]-wads, and help the Haitians rid themselves of the scourge of UN-imported cholera:


You better get this shot, [bleep]hole, cause I’m only doing one [bleeping] take!

It was the most lavish party in Cannes, with tickets going for a whopping $7,500 a pop.

But Sean Penn didn’t let the prestigious tone of the Haiti: Carnival In Cannes gala stop him from turning the air blue with some carefully chosen words during a speech on behalf of his Haitian Relief Organisation.

The actor stunned guests including Ewan McGregor, Gerard Butler, Diane Kruger and Jessica Chastain with his expletive-ridden speech, which he confessed was made ‘under the influence of vodka.’

Penn, 51, made a rambling delivery, jokingly questioning why some of the A-list guests were at the charity gala’when you have people to f***’ at other parties.

He then praised fellow Haiti fund raiser Paul Haggis, ‘even though he was a Canadian whose parents included a man, a woman and a tree.’
He added: ‘F*** ‘em if people say you’re just writing a cheque, but you’re making a change’.

He continued that Haiti should be helped because it was just an hour away from ‘the richest f***ing country in the world’.

Penn may have had a tipple or two, or three, but he was impassioned about supporting the people of Haiti although he said people had to ‘fight the f*** out of politics’ to get things done.

The rant continued when he demanded that guests bid for auction items.

‘I want you to stay here and listen to the auction and beat the s*** out of each other to purchase them.’

The actor, who wore glasses as he made his speech, continued his blue streak.

He instructed women: ‘Tell the man next to you, “I’m not going to f*** you tonight unless you pay the f*** up.’

Ah, Hollywood! Obama’s people.

Really, what else is there the [bleep] to say? I would observe that this is what most actors sound like without a script in front of them, but this is pretty much what Penn sounds like with a script in front of him!


Can I get some [bleeping] Purelle over here?! God knows what [bleeping] microbes this [bleep]wad is packing!

I suppose if Penn raises even one dollar behaving this way, he has done some good. But from the looks of him, his vodka budget alone could have built another Mayo Clinic in Port-au-Prince.

PS: Just wondering, is there a moral to the story that the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere is “just an hour away from ‘the richest f***ing country in the world’”?

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What Would We Do Without the UN?

I told Aggie this was how I intended to title all of my UN posts, and I took her hysterical cackle for agreement.

Give Bill Clinton credit for saying so: when you step in the [bleep], sometimes you have to wear it:

Former President Bill Clinton, the United Nations special envoy for Haiti, has acknowledged the role U.N. peacekeepers played in a deadly cholera outbreak that has killed thousands in Haiti, according to ABC News. The U.N. has repeatedly denied its role in the outbreak despite the ever-mounting scientific evidence that its troops were the culprits.

“I don’t know that the person who introduced cholera in Haiti, the U.N. peacekeeper, or [U.N.] soldier from South Asia, was aware that he was carrying the virus,” Clinton said, adding that “it was the proximate cause of cholera. That is, he was carrying the cholera strain. It came from his waste stream into the waterways of Haiti, into the bodies of Haitians.”

Clinton also said that Haiti’s dismal sanitation conditions were the real culprit, not the U.N., “Unless we know that he knew or that they knew, the people that sent him, that he was carrying that virus and therefore that he could cause the amount of death and misery and sickness, I think it’s better to focus on fixing it,” he said.

Leading researchers from Harvard Medical School told ABC News they felt confident that the cholera strain came from Nepal and was carried to Haiti by Nepalese soldiers who served as U.N. peacekeepers in January 2010. Allegedly, the peacekeepers failed to keep sanitary conditions on their base.

Allegedly? [Bleep] allegedly!

The UN’s own study was clear: “The source of the Haiti cholera outbreak was due to contamination of the Meye Tributary of the Artibonite River with a pathogenic strain of current South Asian type Vibrio cholerae as a result of human activity.” In other words, somebody dumped human fecal matter containing a deadly cholera bacteria from South Asia into one of the country’s main sources of water for drinking and irrigation. Who might that be?

When Associated Press journalists visited Wednesday, they found open and cracked pipes behind the base, with U.N. military investigators taking samples. There was an overpowering smell of human waste, and a pipe leading toward a septic tank was leaking foul-smelling black fluid toward the river.

The waste is dumped across the street in open pits that residents, who live a few yards away, said often overflow into the Artibonite tributary running below.

A UN official told the BBC that “everyone knew the sanitary situation in the Nepali base was deplorable”.

And this ain’t your grandma’s cholera:

According to John Mekalanos, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School, cholera strains from South Asia are far more virulent, and more capable of causing lethal epidemics. “These strains are nasty. So far there has been no secondary outbreak. But Haiti now represents a foothold for a particularly dangerous variety of this deadly disease,” he said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been over 470,000 reported cases of cholera and over 6,631 deaths during the Haitian epidemic, making it the worst cholera outbreak in recent history.

I would be more receptive to Clinton’s message of forgiveness if the UN took responsibility. Without that, who’s to say Nepalese peace-keepers won’t be crapping in other water tables the world over?

Oh yeah, as we also reported over two months ago, substitute Haitians for Nepalese:

More than 500,000 Haitians have been infected, and Mekalanos said a handful of victims who contracted cholera in Haiti have now turned up in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and in BOSTON, Miami and New York, but only in isolated cases.

Oh, okay, only isolated cases. I want to drink a bottle of hand sanitizer just writing this.

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You Can Take the UN Out of Africa…

But you can’t take the child sex abuse out of the UN:

The U.N. is investigating two new allegations of U.N. police abuse and “sexual exploitation” of children in Haiti, spokesman Martin Nesirky said Monday.

One case involves U.N. police officers in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, Nesirky said. They have been removed from duty while under investigation, he added. The second case involves one or more members of a police unit in the northern city of Gonaives.

Nesirky did not release the nationalities of the police or provide any other details.

“The United Nations is outraged by these allegations and takes its responsibilities to deal with them extremely seriously,” Nesirky said.

He said the organization’s mission in Haiti alerted U.N. headquarters in New York last week about the allegations.

The new charges of abuse come just months after six Uruguayan troops with the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Caribbean country were accused of raping a young Haitian man. That case has been referred to the Uruguayan judicial system.

Rape me once, shame on you. Rape me repeatedly… shame on you.

The issue was thrust into the spotlight after the United Nations found in early 2005 that peacekeepers in Congo had sex with Congolese women and girls, usually in exchange for food or small sums of money.

“Thrust”? Seriously?

Why isn’t the UN forced to register as a level three sex offender? As if giving Haitians cholera wasn’t bad enough….

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Thanks the [Bleep] a Lot!

We told you months ago about the UN’s successful introduction of the cholera bug into Haiti (they suck at peace, but they’re ragin’ with contagion).

What I didn’t know was this:

Compelling new scientific evidence suggests United Nations peacekeepers have carried a virulent strain of cholera — a super bug — into the Western Hemisphere for the first time.

The vicious form of cholera has already killed 7,000 people in Haiti, where it surfaced in a remote village in October 2010. Leading researchers from Harvard Medical School and elsewhere told ABC News that, despite UN denials, there is now a mountain of evidence suggesting the strain originated in Nepal, and was carried to Haiti by Nepalese soldiers who came to Haiti to serve as UN peacekeepers after the earthquake that ravaged the country on Jan. 12, 2010 — two years ago today. Haiti had never seen a case of cholera until the arrival of the peacekeepers, who allegedly failed to maintain sanitary conditions at their base.

“What scares me is that the strain from South Asia has been recognized as more virulent, more capable of causing severe disease, and more transmissible,” said John Mekalanos, who chairs the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School. “These strains are nasty. So far there has been no secondary outbreak. But Haiti now represents a foothold for a particularly dangerous variety of this deadly disease.”

More than 500,000 Haitians have been infected, and Mekalanos said a handful of victims who contracted cholera in Haiti have now turned up in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and in BOSTON, Miami and New York, but only in isolated cases.

Wash your hands, Aggie. A lot. The UN has been after Israel for years. Now, it’s our turn.

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The UN Plague Goes Global!

They fund and collaborate with Arab terrorists. They harbor mass murdering Hutu militiamen in their midst.

And, of course, they introduced the one lone scourge of which Haiti was free to that earthquake ravaged nation:

If an international agency brought a deadly disease to New York City that killed more people than the 9/11 attacks, what would be the consequences? Could they simply brush it off and have nobody hold them accountable for the damages? The answer is obviously no, and the same would be true for most of the countries in this hemisphere. But so far, it looks like they can get away with it in Haiti.

For some reason the “international community” thinks that it can get away with anything in Haiti. More than 7,000 Haitians have been killed since October 2010 by the deadly cholera bacteria that UN troops brought to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in January that year.

More than 500,000 have been infected, and the disease – which Haiti has not had in more than a century – is now endemic to the country and will be killing people there for many years to come.

It came from the Nepalese “peacekeepers” sent to Haiti—everyone knows that. I’m sure I’ve even read the UN’s own admission of guilt.

Why yes, I did:

The UN’s own study was clear: “The source of the Haiti cholera outbreak was due to contamination of the Meye Tributary of the Artibonite River with a pathogenic strain of current South Asian type Vibrio cholerae as a result of human activity.” In other words, somebody dumped human fecal matter containing a deadly cholera bacteria from South Asia into one of the country’s main sources of water for drinking and irrigation. Who might that be?

Suspect number one is the UN troop encampment from Nepal. From the Associated Press at the time of the outbreak:

When Associated Press journalists visited Wednesday, they found open and cracked pipes behind the base, with U.N. military investigators taking samples. There was an overpowering smell of human waste, and a pipe leading toward a septic tank was leaking foul-smelling black fluid toward the river.

The waste is dumped across the street in open pits that residents, who live a few yards away, said often overflow into the Artibonite tributary running below.

A UN official told the BBC that “everyone knew the sanitary situation in the Nepali base was deplorable”.

Not content merely to introduce cholera into the drinking water, the UN has more in store for Haiti:

On December 14, 2011, the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) received in its office, a complaint alleging an incident in which three (3) Haitian citizens were brutally beaten by officers of the Mission United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

On December 13, 2011 in the afternoon, Joseph and Abel JOSEPH GILBERT, aged respectively twenty-nine (29) and twenty (20) years boarded a water delivery truck registered ZA 08937. They came to ensure delivery in Cite Soleil, an area known as Old Fort Sunday, when the truck broke down.

At dusk and after many attempts to repair the truck, they realized they had to leave the car there. They decided to stay on site in order to secure the truck and the equipment attached thereto. Armos BAZILE, whose uncle is a client of Joseph GILBERT, joined them about 10 h00 in the evening to spend the night with them. It is aged nineteen (19) years.

It was around three (3) in the morning when agents of Brazilian contingent of MINUSTAH, in a routine patrol, passed near the truck. After having passed the patrol stopped his vehicle and the soldiers walked back up to the individuals listed above. Came to them, these soldiers arrested them without any explanation. They forced them to empty their pockets, applied to the sum of four thousand five hundred (4500) gourds representing the amount of three (3) trucks of water delivered during the day and a phone number belonging to Gilbert JOSEPH 39350529.

MINUSTAH officers also seized the license of Gilbert Joseph and the national identification cards, two (2) companions of the latter before taking them to the courtyard of the Joint Educational Institution of La Saline, a school which the court is used by the inhabitants of the area to dry clay.

For kicks and punches, Gilbert Joseph, Abel and Joseph Armos BAZILE were tortured in the courtyard of the Joint Educational Institution of La Saline.

Victims deal with their bodies, visible signs of physical abuse. They were beaten to the point where they can not sit.

MINUSTAH officials forced the victims back into their vehicle and took them on Route 9, in a banana plantation, not far from Wells Brant.

Arriving on Highway 9, UN officials have stripped victims and still violently abused. This time, added to the kicks, a staff of MINUSTAH, with a machete, beat the victims. They used their clothes to make a fire before deciding to abandon them altogether.

The incident occurred on Route 9, on the night of 13 to 14 December 2011, results have always shown contempt of MINUSTAH officials who, upon their arrival in Haiti, have shown in their true light: beings barbaric, violent, acting without respect for human rights.

Indeed, officials of MINUSTAH continue to be involved in serious wrongdoing such as theft, rape, gang rape, physical abuse, sexual exploitation, murder, sodomy, beatings, etc.

If I ever find myself at the mercy of any entity of the UN, I hope there is a pistol with at least a single shot nearby. Or a bottle of Liquid Drano. Even a butter knife. Anything but live under its aegis.

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Haven’t They Suffered Enough?

John Edwards used the earthquake as backdrop for an image rehabilitation appearance. It didn’t work. Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin have been down there. Even Oprah is there right now.

But this is just unfair:

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has arrived in Haiti, saying he wants to see how his organization can help the poor Caribbean country rebuild from the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Farrakhan tells reporters at the airport that he has always wanted to visit Haiti. He says he is particularly interested in learning about Voodoo, the religion widely practiced in Haiti.

He was greeted at the airport Sunday by Haitian Foreign Minister Laurent Lamorthe before talking to reporters. Farrakhan is expected to meet with Haiti’s president later in the week.

Oh, come off it, Louie. You can learn about voodoo on the internet. Start with Wikipedia. I hope somebody down there sticks needles in his effigy.

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Lipstick on Your Cholera

Told a tale on you:

A United Nations-sponsored report into the causes of a deadly cholera outbreak that ravaged Haiti in the wake of its disastrous 2010 earthquake has discovered a culprit — the U.N. itself.

The 32-page report, prepared by an independent panel of medical experts at the behest of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, clearly states that the source of the epidemic was most likely a camp for U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti, whose human waste was dumped by independent contractors into an unsecured pit that was susceptible to flooding in heavy rainfall.

The cholera epidemic, which is still ongoing, has killed some 4,500 Haitians through severe diarrhea and dehydration since its outbreak in October 2010. There had been no previous cholera outbreak in Haiti for nearly a century. The report confirms that the specific cholera bacteria involved in the Haitian epidemic are a variant first detected in Bangladesh in 2002, which is even more toxic than other cholera strains found in South Asia.

As the report also notes, military contingents from Bangladesh and Nepal were among members of the United Nations Stabilization Force in Haiti (known by its French-language acronym of MINUSTAH) stationed at U.N. peacekeeping camp Mirebalais, close to the initial outbreak. An additional contingent of 60 Bangladesh police officers was also stationed at Mirebalais between September and October 2010.

According to the report, the MINUSTAH camp at Mirebalais was just such an environment. Water piping around the main toilet and showering area of the camp was “haphazard,” with “significant potential for cross-contamination through leakage from broken pipes and poor pipe connections.” Some of the pipes ran over a drainage ditch that fed into a tributary of the Artibonite River, Haiti’s largest, which subsequently became the main artery of the water-borne epidemic.

In addition, sewage from the camp, along with two other MINUSTAH facilities, was trucked by a contractor to an open and unfenced septic pit, in an area that was susceptible to flooding and overflow in wet weather that enters the same river tributary system.

Now, hasn’t a certain blogger been saying this ad nauseam (get it?) for months, as early as last October?

I believe that he has.

And it took the UN seven months to come, um, clean with the overwhelming evidence. Heckuva job, Banki!

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Hey Obama, How’s My Cul Taste?

I’m here, I’ve no fear, get used to it:

Snubbing the United States, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned home from exile Friday, just ahead of a critical runoff election.

Aristide spoke briefly after landing at Toussaint L’Overture Airport in Port-au-Prince but made no direct reference to Sunday’s vote. He alluded, however, to the exclusion of his own party, Fanmi Lavalas, banned from participating in the election.

“Today the Haitian people mark the end of exile and coup d’etats while peacefully we must move from social exclusion to social inclusion,” Aristide said in the airport’s diplomatic lounge.

We noted yesterday that Obama spent time and effort on this “crisis”, telling Aristide what to do, while ignoring just about everything else.

And Aristide tells Obama what he can do.

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Somewhere a Classroom is Missing its Dunce

President Obama works tirelessly behind the scenes to prevent a despotic ruler from tearing his country apart.

Libya?

Guess again:

Despite warnings from President Obama that his return could cause yet another tumultuous political development here, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the twice-exiled former president of Haiti, left his adopted home in South Africa on Thursday and headed back to Haiti.

He will be the second polarizing figure in Haitian politics to return in recent months: Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former dictator known as Baby Doc, suddenly returned from exile in January and is living quietly here while courts iron out pending human rights and corruption charges related to his government.

With the potential for the former archrivals on Haitian soil and the country already reeling from a political crisis it hoped to dispel with a peaceful election, Mr. Aristide’s return generated furious diplomatic negotiation, with the United States pressing for a delay in his arrival until after the election.

President Obama telephoned South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, to press his case, but to no avail. At the airport with Mr. Aristide was Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa’s minster of international relations and cooperation. She wished him “a safe and happy landing” before his plane took off.

President Obama reiterated his concerns through a spokesman. “The United States, along with others in the international community, has deep concerns that President Aristide’s return to Haiti in the closing days of the election could be destabilizing,” Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the United States National Security Council, said Thursday.

South African officials, who oversaw his residence and security, said they ultimately had no cause to hold him.

The Haitian government issued Mr. Aristide a diplomatic passport weeks ago and said there was no reason he could not come back. Mr. Aristide’s supporters have spruced up his former residence and banners declaring “Welcome Back President Titide,” using his nickname, have sprung up around here.

With all due respect and deference to the President of the United States, what the bloody [bleep] does he think he’s playing at?

Japan is about to liquify into the sea, Qaddafi is poised to commit murder on a scale that would make Pol Pot cringe, Congress can’t get anywhere on a comprehensive budget—and he’s getting bitch-slapped by a disgraced former president of Haiti?

Seriously?

Seriously?

South Africa can’t hold him, Haiti is happy to have him back (they already have Baby Doc), there is no reason to get involved, let alone stake your prestige on the outcome—and goes all-in on keeping this no-account leader from returning to his native backward country.

Whatever.

The jerk (Obama) deserves whatever he gets. We, on the other hand, can do so much better.

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When Will I Learn?

I recently cast a cold, dispassionate eye on the misery of Haiti, topped, it seemed, by the return of Baby Doc Duvalier and his orb and scepter (a skull and a machete). I described the potential reinstallation of Jean-Claude le terrible as neither a good thing nor a bad thing, but just another thing. When you’ve hit rock bottom, how can you get any lower?

Well, throw another log on the fire, baby, ’cause absolute zero just got a little bit colder [thanks to reader Joe]:

Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide says he is ready to return home at any time, just three days after ex-dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier ended his exile.

Aristide, a former priest exiled in South Africa since 2004, has long maintained he was forced to step down under pressure from the United States and France.

“Since my forced arrival in the Mother Continent six and a half years ago, the people of Haiti have never stopped calling for my return to Haiti,” he said in a statement sent to AFP.

“As far as I am concerned, I am ready. Once again I express my readiness to leave today, tomorrow, at any time.”

There’s no hurry, JB, take your time.

With cholera as its principal export (and import, thanks to the UN), since when was Haiti ripe pickings for corrupt kleptocrats? Maybe since US aid started pouring in. These former despots see Bill Clinton mincing about in Port-au-Prince and say to themselves that his sloppy seconds (monetarily speaking) wouldn’t be so bad. They’re probably right.

Let this be a lesson learned, BTL. God (through His messenger Joe) will not be mocked.

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